Gaels scorching from 3 in easy win over Memorial

Queen’s (1-2) 87, Memorial (1-3) 63… The Gaels used a 25-0 run over a 7 minute span in the second quarter to establish an early 26 point lead, knocking in 6 of 7 3’s during that stretch – part of a 17 for 30 (57%) effort overall from downtown, as Queen’s won decisively on the first night of the Tindall tournament in Kingston.  10 different Gaels scored led by 6’3″ Suhkpreet Singh who had 19 points including a perfect 3-3 from 3 and 5 assists.  6’6″ Tanner Graham went 4-7 from 3 and finished with 15 while 6’3″ Richard Iheadindu added 16 off the bench.  Sea-hawks rallied briefly after the early deficit, getting it to 9 at 50-41 on a dunk by 6’9″ Vasilije Curcic (12 points, 7 rebounds) but the Gaels quickly got on another run and busted out to leads as large as 28, creating 22 MUN turnovers and finishing 54% overall from the floor.  Gaels host Alberta on Saturday night while MUN and uOttawa meet at 4 PM ET.

At the Mickey Place tournament at UPEI, Concordia Stingers outlasted Maine Fort Kent (NAIA) 73-70, jumping out to a sizable lead before holding on for the win while 6’6″ Sven Stammberger had a game-high 31 points as Dalhousie Tigers knocked off the host Panthers 90-78.  Dal gets Maine Fort Kent this afternoon while Stingers and Panthers meet in the nightcap on Day 2 of the three-day tournament in Charlottetown.

Carleton (4-0) 106, Victoria (1-3) 52… Ravens shot 13 for 27 from 3 and outscored the Vikes 59-24 in the second half of a dominant win on the first night of the House-Laughton tournament in Ottawa.  6’4″ Connor Wood had 28 points including 6-8 from 3 as Ravens had 25 assists on 39 field goals overall.  The Vikes hung in until fairly late in the second quarter, down only 12 on the individual exploits of 6’6″ Grant Sitton, who finished with 19 points, making 3 of 4 3’s and added an impressive steal and one-handed dunk finish to give UVic some life.  However, Carleton finished the half on an 8-1 run which included a transition put-back dunk by 6’9″ Eddie Ekiyor, who was much more engaged especially at the defensive end as the high-potential rookie matures in the Ravens system.  Ekiyor finished with 10 points and 7 rebounds including 5-6 shooting, the athletic slam at high speed being the highlight that energized the crowd.  Fresno State transfer Emmanuel Owootoah came off the bench to score 16 points and added 6 steals.  As per usual in a dominant Raven effort, Carleton controlled the glass 49-26.  Ravens meet Laval tonight while Western and Victoria kick the night off at 6 PM ET.


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